39 Jonathan Edwards Quotes

Edwards was both a Christian author and pastor. He is most widely known for his sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. He is also known for his books that are still widely read today, more than 250 years later. His most popular books are The End for Which God Created the World, The Life of David Brainerd, and Religious Affections.

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Resolved to live with all my might while I do live, and as I shall wish I had done ten thousand ages hence.
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The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.
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To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.
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Grace is but Glory begun, and Glory is but Grace perfected.
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Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility.
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The weakness of human nature has always appeared in times of great revivals of religion, by a disposition to run into extremes, especially in these three things: enthusiasm, superstition, and intemperate zeal.
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Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts: the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seem to impart a quiet to the mind.
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A true love of God must begin with a delight in his holiness.
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Every saint in heaven is as a flower in the garden of God, and holy love is the fragrance and sweet odor that they all send forth, and with which they fill the bowers of that paradise above. Every soul there is as a note in some concert of delightful music that sweetly harmonizes with every other note, and all together blend in the most rapturous strains in praising God and the Lamb forever.
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Family education and order are some of the chief means of grace; if these are duly maintained, all the means of grace are likely to prosper and become effectual.
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I assert that nothing ever comes to pass without a cause.
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If there be ground for you to trust in your own righteousness, then, all that Christ did to purchase salvation and all that God did to prepare the way for it is in vain.
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Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious.
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Love is the sum of all virtue, and love disposes us to good.
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As grace is first from God, so it is continually from him, as much as light is all day long from the sun, as well as at first dawn or at sun-rising.
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True liberty consists only in the power of doing what we ought to will, and in not being constrained to do what we ought not to will.
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Such is man's nature, that he is very inactive and lazy unless he is influenced by some affection, either love or hatred, desire, hope, fear, or some other. These affections we see to be the springs that set men agoing, in all the affairs of life, and engage them in all their pursuits: these are the things that put men forward, and carry them along.
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We cannot believe that the church of God is already possessed of all that light which God intends to give it; nor that all Satan's lurking places have already been found out.
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Real pain can alone cure us of imaginary ills.
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Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.
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A man of a right spirit is not a man of narrow and private views, but is greatly interested and concerned for the good of the community, to which he belongs, and particularly of the city or village in which he resides, and for the true welfare of the society of which he is a member.
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I make it my rule, to lay hold of light and embrace it, wherever I see it, though held forth by a child or an enemy.
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In efficacious grace we are not merely passive, nor yet does God do some and we do the rest. But God does all, and we do all. God produces all, we act all. For that is what produces, viz. our own acts. God is the only proper author and fountain; we only are the proper actors. We are in different respects, wholly passive and wholly active.
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Resolved, never to do anything which I would be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life.
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There are two sorts of hypocrites: ones that are deceived with their outward morality and external religion; and the others are those that are deceived with false discoveries and elevation; which often cry down works, and men's own righteousness.
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